Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Easy Peep Bunting

Difficulty: Easy/Moderate
My sisters and I threw my other sister a baby shower the day before Easter and used this great peep bunting to decorate.  What’s great is it made the room feel more festive and I could keep it so I can use it to decorate for Easter next year. I stumbled across a fabulous crafting blog of which I have become quite the follower of, Dana is absolutely amazing and has the best ideas for projects that are fun, adorable, and really simple to do.  
This very inexpensive craft ended up costing about $3 for one 9′ section and I ended up getting WAY more fabric than I needed so I’m going to make another for next year (just something else to add to my crafting todo list!)
Sewing the peeps to the ribbon
Supplies Needed:
  • Felt in desired color, about 1/2 yard to make 18 peeps
  • Brown paint (I used acrylic, you can use fabric paint as well)
  • Pencil with eraser
  • Ribbon of your choice (I used 1″ ribbon)
  • Scissors
  • Sewing Machine
  • Peep template

  • The tutorial I followed can be found on the original bloggers site (I wish I could take credit for this awesome idea), check it out here.
It took me a couple of hours to trace and cut out all of the peeps then after that it was just a matter of sewing them to the ribbon then sewing the fronts to the backs.  I sandwiched the ribbon between the layers so it would not be seen from either side but when I put them in front of the window they looked like little ninja peeps (quite cute!)  All in all I probably spent 4-5 hours over 2 days cutting and sewing and taking breaks to show off how cute they were tuning out.